“With Mario [Sorrenti] I wanted to bring out the delicacy and fragility of the new crop of girls,” writes Katie Grand in her editor’s letter published in the latest issue of LOVE, “…I wanted to show their frames, how these girls are without clothes, the hair and the make-up.” If the billing sounds ambitious, then Grand and company are served in very good stead by Binx and Shannon Clagett amongst others appearing in the impressive editorial photographed by Mario Sorrenti. Appearing in the altogether* save for a pair of Miu Miu knickers or nipple jewelry, Binx and Shannon respectively suspend modesty in service of this arresting series by one of the industry’s true masters of the lens. Tucked inside the 509-page volume, the story is a testament to all that has been achieved over a dozen issues of LOVE.
* For the sake of this post images have been deliberately altered by the addition of strategically-placed white seals.
Credits include: Publication, LOVE A/W 2014; Title, “Stripped”; Photography, Mario Sorrenti; Fashion editing, Katie Grand; Hair, Recine; Makeup, Diane Kendal; Manicure, Sheril Bailey; Set design, Philipp Haemmerle; Lighting, Lars Beaulieu; Digital, Xanny Handfield; Production, Katie Fash; Production coordination, Christopher Cassetti; On-site production, Steve Sutton; Printing, Arc Lab Ltd; Photography assistance, Johnny Vicari, Felix Kim; Fashion assistance, Oliver Volquardensen, Andrew Mukamal; Hair assistance, Shingo Shibata, Koda Norico, Kabuto Okuzawa; Makeup assistance, Susie Sobol, Caoilfhionn Giffor, Gia Harris; Set assistance, Theo Volpatti, Ryan Stenger; Production assistance, Alberto Maria Columbo.